7, and scales live music back to Fridays to Sundays, word comes from D'Jelly Brains' John Binkov that legendary SF punk joint Mabuhay Gardens will reopen at 443 Broadway, under the aegis of punk and metal bookers Tambre Bryant and Tonus Atkins. D'Jelly Brains join Victim's Family member Ralph Spight's Freak Accident for the revived Fab Mab's first show Sept. 7. "Hard to believe," he e-mails. "Went by there to check it out last night. Locked and shuttered.... But at least no sports bar, yuppie tunnel crowd, meat market."<\!s>*
TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sept. 15<\d>16, 12:30<\d>10 p.m.; $58.50 per day, $110 for a two-day pass
With D'Jelly Brains and the Radishes
Fri/7, 9 p.m., $8
443 Broadway, SF
SETTING THE STAGE FOR OKKERVIL RIVER'S WILL SHEFF
Are Tinsel Town train wrecks responsible for Austin, Texas, band Okkervil River's latest CD, The Stage Names (Jagjaguwar)? Inspired by documentaries about Clara Bow, various show folk, and the poet John Berryman, vocalist-guitarist-songwriter Will Sheff wrote the album in a cheap rental in Brooklyn, a vast change from the rustic origins of 2005's Black Sheep Boy. There, he found several lyrical themes running through the songs, concerning "having to be a fan and having to do with entertainment and what happens to you when you're on the furthest extreme of life after entertainment. But it wasn't necessarily as if I was trying to make some sort of finely tuned point, because if I wanted to do that I would write an essay and post it on the Internet."
To read the full interview, see the Noise Blog at www.sfbg.com/blogs/music.
Wed/5, 8 p.m.,$13 (sold out)
628 Divisadero, SF
Also Thurs/6, 6 p.m., free
1855 Haight, SF